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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Revenue seize €44k and 46,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport

Image of the cash seized at Dublin Airport this weekend
Image of the cash seized at Dublin Airport this weekend

Sean Nolan

Three separate operations this weekend saw €44,000 and 46,000 contraband cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport.

On Saturday, officers seized €14,000 from a British woman in her 20s travelling to Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

On Sunday, officers discovered €30,000 in the luggage of a Polish woman en route to Barcelona.

Detector dog Josie was responsible for finding both sums of cash.

Detector dog Frankie with the cigarettes seized at the weekend
Detector dog Frankie with the cigarettes seized at the weekend

The cash was detained in accordance with proceeds of crime legislation.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, detector dog Frankie was responsible for the seizure of 46,000 contraband cigarettes after another operation at Dublin Airport.

The cigarettes, branded as Kent, were found in the luggage of four Romanian nationals who had travelled from Istanbul.

The cigarettes had an estimated retail value of €26,600.

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